Zak, a young man with Down’s Syndrome aspires to be a professional wrestler, but when the care home he resides in tries to squash this dream, he breaks out and roams the North Carolina Outer Banks, aflush with his newfound freedom. He soon befriends Tyler (LaBeouf), a humble yet inspiring fisherman who sees Zak’s potential and encourages his free spirit. Hot on their trail is Eleanor (Johnson) who intends to take Zak back to the confines of the soulless care home – but she’ll have to catch him first and like most, she wildly underestimates the courage and cunning that Zak possesses. Superb performances with a heart of gold pulsating through it.
Starring Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson
Directed by Tyler Nilson, Mike Shwartz
2019 / 97 mins
Contains moderate violence, threat, discrimination, infrequent strong language